A male social media influencer has been found guilty by a High Court jury in Auckland of sexual offences against two men today.
This is the second time the man had to face court, as his earlier trial was cancelled due to a nationwide COVID lockdown.
The two victims were teenagers at the time of the offending, while the defendant was in his 20s.
The defendant was convicted on five charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection in a split decision. The jury found him not guilty on one charge of sexual violation, three counts of blackmail, and two counts of stupefying.
He was remanded in custody for sentencing later this year.